Today in Indiana History: Terrible Railroad Accident near South Bend!

Marshall County Democrat, June 30, 1859. Hoosier State Chronicles.

On June 27, 1859, heavy rains caused the collapse of a railroad bridge near South Bend.  The Night Express train plunged into the water with 150 passengers on board.  Early estimates placed the death toll at over 40 with many more injured.  Read a contemporary account at the following link: Marshall County Democrat